Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

You know what would be great? Let me tell you what would be great—you can write this down, if you want:

It would be great if I had something to write about. I’ve been thinking about my novel for the last few days—thinking about it, and not writing it. Right now I have the perfect opportunity to write; Andrea is upstairs, working on her book, and I’m sitting on the couch with my laptop. In fact, I’d got the laptop out with the specific goal of doing some writing. But I didn’t, and I’ll tell you why: I don’t feel like it.

This week is going to continue being crappy, I think, and it’s affecting my emotions. It’s hard to write when you can’t concentrate on it. So, instead of writing, I’m sitting on the couch, watching James Bond movies (Die Another Day was on when I wrote this). If I was better at self deception, I’d claim [to myself] that I was watching the movies for inspiration, since my novel is marginally related to spying. But I’m not good at self deception—I haven’t been since I became a Christian—so I can’t claim that.

I was on the verge of putting in Spy Game, which is a great spy movie, but I just watched it fairly recently, so I figured I should leave it, for a while, so I don’t get sick of it. I’ve been meaning to get The Recruit on DVD for a long time, which is another pretty good spy movie, but just never got around to it. Some day I’ll see it in a $7 bin or something, and buy it, but I’m not really in a hurry. I don’t know why I like spy movies so much; it might be because I’d be such a lousy spy, if I ever tried it.

I’ll finish off this post with a couple of random thoughts.

  • I was reading Raymi’s blog today, and found out that she’s lost her previous domain name. It used to be owned by her ex—if I remember correctly—but now seems to have been sold to someone else.
  • I’m still very much enjoying my new phone.
  • I got quoted in a friend’s blog today. I’m not the only one who can copy and paste MSN Messenger conversations—always with permission, of course—into his blog. Actually, I was tempted to copy and paste some of the conversation here, too, but it occurred near the end of the day, and I didn’t have time to do it all.
  • According to a special feature on one of the 007 DVDs, about the music in James Bond movies, the last record Louis Armstrong ever recorded was for a Bond movie, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Along the same lines, the last song that Duran Duran ever wrote together was the theme song for another Bond movie, A View To A Kill.

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